Category: Off-Broadway
Taking 'Measure' of Shakespeare's Language
By DAVID COTE
Friday, October 06, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Oct 6, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Elevator Repair Service deconstructs the Bard's problem play --- In 2013, Nicholas Hytner, the then artistic director of London's National Theatre, wrote an op-ed in which he confessed that Shakespeare perplexes him. John Collins, the artistic director of the Obie-winning experimental theatre troupe Elevator Repair Service, agrees: the Bard is ridiculously...
How Much Does Freedom Cost?
By SUZY EVANS
Thursday, October 05, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Oct 5, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
A new play explores the personal toll of fighting for civil rights --- Emerging African-American dramatist Jiréh Breon Holder wrote his new play because of his grandmother. The 2016 Yale School of Drama graduate and his nana were watching a movie -- either The Butler or Selma, he can't remember which -- when suddenly she exclaimed, "I knew...
Jefferson, Dickens, and Tolstoy Walk Into the Afterlife…
By HALEY CHOUINARD
Wednesday, October 04, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Wed Oct 4, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
A new dramedy mines history and religion for laughter and enlightenment --- In 1987, Scott Carter suffered a severe asthma attack that landed him in the hospital for a week. When he was finally discharged, he walked out onto a bustling New York City street and the gravity of his health scare truly hit him -- he could have died. A stand-up comedian...
A Classical Approach to the Old Ultraviolence
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, September 29, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Sep 29, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
How director Alexandra Spencer-Jones' love of Shakespeare led to A Clockwork Orange --- "If you walk away in love with a raping murderer, well, I've done my job," jokes Alexandra Spencer-Jones, the British adapter-director of the all-male stage incarnation of Anthony Burgess' 1962 novel A Clockwork Orange, currently playing at New World Stages. Or...
When Walt Disney Met Igor Stravinsky
By DOUG STRASSLER
Monday, September 25, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Mon Sep 25, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    1 comment Share This
Penguin Rep's comedy about making art explores some serious themes --- Disney's 1940 movie Fantasia is widely considered a cinematic masterpiece. In addition to being one of those classics parents love sharing with their young children, it's ranked No. 5. on the American Film Institute's Top 10 Animated Movies list. Yet Fantasia was not an immediate...
What's the Scariest Part of Growing Old?
By HALEY CHOUINARD
Thursday, September 21, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Sep 21, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tony winner Deanna Dunagan plays a struggling widow in The Treasurer --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles Chicago-based actress Deanna Dunagan -- best known to New York audiences for her Tony-winning turn as the drug-addicted matriarch in August: Osage County -- loves to talk on...
Scenic Design, Take Two
By JANICE SIMPSON
Wednesday, September 20, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Sep 20, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mary Jane reunites an Obie-winning director with her favorite set designer --- Laura Jellinek was working as a model maker in set designer Mimi Lien's studio when she first met Anne Kauffman, a celebrated theatre director who had already staged productions for Lincoln Center Theater and New York Theatre Workshop. The artists connected and became fans...
Teaching Manners to Build a Community
By MARTHA WADE STEKETEE
Monday, September 18, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Sep 18, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
MCC Theater's new drama focuses on a one-of-a-kind charm school --- Northlight Theatre's artistic director, BJ Jones, was so taken with a 2012 Chicago Tribune story about Gloria Allen, an African-American, sexagenarian transwoman teaching an etiquette class for LGBTQ youth, he asked his friend, playwright Philip Dawkins, to pen a show about it. But...
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